Eric Johnson

In the Image of God








Eric Johnson, the pastor of Bethel Church in Redding CA, shares generously, humbly, and with great insight on the goodness of God, navigating culture, Jesus and American politics, spiritual maturity, emotional health, and what it means to be alive.



“The grand narrative is God is in love with humanity and He has this never-ending ambition to save and redeem (us)…”

“When people see how good God really is, it’s amazing how quick repentance is.”

“We all have a context that helps shape our world views, we have an immense challenge of differentiating between following Jesus and American politics.”

“People follow Jesus from every type of world view…”

“I have no problem if we’re fighting for American rights or liberties, the part that gets sticky for me is when (we) start using ‘Jesus’ or ‘Kingdom’ to back up (our) political positions.”

“We are not deconstructing we are wanting to get sharper, wanting to be more like Jesus.”

“We need a fresh revelation on the image of God, of being made in the image of God.”


For more on Eric Johnson and Bethel Church

Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Brent Lokker
Brent Lokker
Thomas Floyd is a psychotherapist that loves to chat about the intersectionality of faith and psychology. He passionately pursues the belief that being spiritually mature means also being emotionally mature. He lived in Chile for the first 11 years of his life and now lives with his wife Sarah in North Carolina. He is an enneagram enthusiast, a theology junky, and a sports FANATIC.

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.


  1. Tineke Ziemer

    I’d be interested in hearing what type of things Eric and crew did with the youth to “show them the goodness of God.” It sounds like it was very effective. Thank you for sharing this interview!

    • Jason Clark

      That’s a good point Tineke. That story was from Eric’s book, Momentum. I also know that what Eric was talking about is very much his dad’s message as well. Bill Johnson’s books, Hosting the Presence and one of my favorites, Dreaming with God, would answer some of that question.

      Hope you are having an incredible week!


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